Bay Leaf Community Kitchen featured on this destinationhappiness.com video report.
What We Do
Food For Families & Individuals
Families drive-thru our purpose-built kitchen in Breakwater to pick up a nutritious dinner and hamper to take home and eat as a family. This approach is an Australian first.
We use this food as a gateway into people’s hearts and lives. Hunger is not the problem which needs to be addressed for our clients though food scarcity is often present. Usually, an unexpected medical episode or lack of love and appropriate role-models during formative years, leads them into a crisis situation.
We love and inspire our clients, alleviating their pain, in turn changing attitudes, encouraging better decision-making processes, and lifting them out of their current circumstances.
We are a referral service only, so we are in full knowledge of who and why our families are in need of our service. In this way we can tailor our approach to suit, with the goal to recover families back to independence.
We insist on only using the highest quality ingredients prepared in the finest way as we cannot expect to inspire and change behaviour by giving people seconds and out-of-date food. We only serve food we would serve to our family and friends.
Why We Do What We Do
Love is at the core of our charity. As Christians we are called to love our neighbour. We are called into this service. All our interactions are inspired by this ideal.
Our meals are made and shared with love. Time spent getting to know our clients and their needs is to enable us to love them in ever more ways.
Through love, we aid in comforting and healing past hurts. Love helps to bring people into the fullness of a happy life.
Thanks To All Our Supporters!
Alan Popping Electrical
Anthony Costa Foundation
Barry Medew Building supplies
Bradford Heating and Cooling
Geelong Community Foundation
Geelong Connected Communities
Geelong Grammar School – Lorne 160
Homes With Integrity
Jamie Werner Plumbing
Ray Barry Plumbing
Sacred Heart College
Simon Anderson Consulting
St Mary’s Parish
The Colla Family
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The generous work of volunteers each week makes the preparation and delivery of our meals and hampers possible and we are very grateful for their time and compassion.